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flpoljunkie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-22-10 06:03 PM
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Presidential wannabe Mike Huckabee shamelessly wooing social conservatives in Iowa this weekend.
(Nauseating. Huckabee was apparently on The View today, as well. I suspect he did not bring up what you will read below. On MSNBC today, Pat Buchanan was working hard today to sell Huckabee as the Republican nominee, if Palin is out of the picture. Emphasis mine.)
Im not here to announce any plans or deny any plans, Huckabee said, and the crowd cheered and laughed.

Next, Huckabee spent a few moments talking about the judicial retention elections in Iowa this year, saying he wanted to congratulate the people of Iowa for a remarkable election that resonated all across America. Huckabee called it an historic election. Huckabee said if the judges had been retained the message would have been that they can do anything they want and there will never be a penalty for ignoring the will of the people.

If the judicial retention had gone the other way: It would have been a devastating blow to conservativesIt would have had disastrous consequencesIm here to say, Thank you on behalf of a grateful nation. You did great, great work for America.

Of the judicial retention election, Huckabee boiled it down to this: It wasnt personal, it was just business. It was the business of protecting marriage.

Some in the crowd started punctuating Huckabees comments with the word Amen coming from men and women in the room.

According to Huckabee, faith-based voters are sometimes sneered at, laughed at. Huckabee talked about the 2008 campaign debates, when hed get thrown a religious question.

Huckabee said faithful people are denigrated, dismissed as shallow and just a little bit intellectually interior. I believe that it takes a great deal more depth to believe that issues are not merely what they appear to be on the surface, but go all the way to the heart, soul and depth of a human being, Huckabee said.

Huckabee said even if the tax code is righted it wont fix whats gone wrong with the American family.

Is there not something morally repugnant that we will tell themsomebody else will cleanup their mess? Huckabee said. Were going to have a nation full of spoiled brats.

There were amens from several parts of the sanctuary.

The best government is a mother and a father raising children in the context of understanding that some things are always right and some things are always wrongand when we do things that are wrong, we will suffer the consequences of them, Huckabee said.

Next, Huckabee talks about abortion. It is basically an issue of the most fundamental issue of our governmentThe heart and the soul of who we are as a people is found in the notion that there is no such thing in this country that there is one person who is worth more than another person.

Thats right, a man sitting in the crowd replied.

Huckabee talked the hypothetical of going into a classroom and exterminating the kids who have the two lowest test scores, then amplified such extermination was a repugnant concept. Isnt it the same thing that were doing, were just doing it a little earlier in the womb? Huckabee said.

There were more Amens during this passage of the speech.

Life and its value comes because its a creation of God almightyand it is a sin against him and against life to interrupt that natural flow, Huckabee said of abortion, and the crowd applauded.

I salute what you do and ask you not to depart from the battle, Huckabee said, adding that this is what the crowd should say to those who argue the nations focus should be on taxes and the economy: Push back and remind them that there will be no strong economy if there is not a strong commitment to whats right.

Huckabee talked about Iowa native Sal Guita, the recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor, noting Guita risked his own life to save another. It was not lost on me that in that message was the message that were here today to affirm, Huckabee said.

The future of America is not in its tax policy, Huckabee said to conclude, adding it was in the countrys willingness to embrace Godly principles.

Huckabee concluded at about 4:09 p.m. The next speaker: Iowa Family Policy Center president Chuck Hurley. A press aide just handed reporters a crowd estimate; 1500.
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GoldMedals4U Donating Member (26 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-22-10 06:05 PM
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1. Interesting strategy...
But I think Palin is still going to carry Iowa at the end of the day.
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flpoljunkie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-22-10 06:12 PM
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2. Pat Buchanan thinks she will win Iowa and New Hampshire, too.
He also chastised the neocons for abandoning her. He referenced someone from the Weekly Standard--other than Bill Kristol, who recently wrote her off. Evidently, they don't think she can win in 2012.
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asjr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-22-10 06:18 PM
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3. Huckabee has lost any shred of honor he
may at one time possessed.
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mikekohr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-22-10 11:46 PM
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4. Did They Ask Mike About Wayne Dummond, Huckabee's Willie Horton?
Edited on Mon Nov-22-10 11:48 PM by mikekohr
Submitted by BuzzFlash on Mon, 10/29/2007 - 3:35pm. Reader Commentary
by Mike Kohr

Huckster Mike Huckabee is hoping you never look in his closet because there's a Willie Horton hiding in there. Huckabee's Horton is a monster named Wayne Dumond, a criminal with a long rap sheet of sexual assaults and molestations. Dumond was an admitted participant in the massacre of a Cambodian village when he was stationed in Vietnam; after returning to the U.S., he admitted to participating in a claw hammer murder of a fellow soldier.

Huckabee bought into the Clinton-hating, lunatic, right-wing, conspiracy buffs that attempted to implicate Bill Clinton in seeking revenge for the rape of a 16-year-old girl related to Clinton that Dumond kidnapped, raped, and terrorized for two days. The victim, upon learning of Huckabee's efforts to free Dumond, met with Governor Huckabee and, putting her face inches from his, said, "He (Dumond) was this close to me for two days. I'll never forget his face and I don't want you to forget mine."

Undaunted, Huckabee worked relentlessly on, against the advice of the parole board and law enforcement officials, to secure Dumond's release from prison. The good governor finally prevailed and Dumond was released under the condition that he leave the state of Arkansas. Dumond complied, moved to Missouri and promptly raped and murdered a woman and is suspected in the rape and murder of a second victim.

Huckabee has responded to criticism of his inexcusable actions by flat out denying he had anything to do with turning Dumond loose on the American public, in spite of voluminous testimony to the contrary.

Blind adherence to rigid political ideology, an absolute refusal to accept advice from others, and stubborn refusal to accept responsibility for his own actions, has not served George W. Bush well as a President. These shared character defects will not wear well on Presidential candidate Mike Huckabee either.

Ironically, perhaps predictably, Huckabee is emerging as the consensus choice for the Republican nomination for president among so-called Christian Conservatives. Go figure. ?


Mike Kohr
Princeton, IL

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flpoljunkie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-23-10 08:33 AM
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5. The View's Joy Behar called him her 'favorite Republican.' She needs to read what he said in Iowa.
Huckabee is dangerous because he can seem so innocuous. He's not.

While their ideology may be similar, Huckabees and Palins tones are quite different. In fact, talk show host Joy Behar a frequent critic of Palins called Huckabee her favorite Republican during a Monday chat on ABCs The View. After watching Huckabees interview with Goldberg last week, the left-of-center website Mediaite urged Palin to watch and take notes on how to deal effectively with members of the political opposition.
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